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Reusable bags reduce the amount of crude oil and natural gas used to
make plastic bags. They also reduce the amount of waste in landfills and
God forbid, our waterways and oceans.

Properly installed insulation can cut your energy bill up to 50%.

Green jeans! Denim insulation is made from recycled blue jeans and/or the
‘off cuts’ during production. Plus, it won’t harm you, unlike the floating
glass particles that fiberglass insulation creates. It also diverts over 200
tons from landfills every month.

Polyurethane caulking seals the seams around windows and door frames
providing greater energy efficiency.

LED lights generate little heat, which cuts down on electricity. LED’s
are twice as efficient as florescent bulbs and ten times more efficient
than incandescent bulbs.

Each commuter train passenger can reduce their carbon footprint by greater
than 65% every time they ride. Switzerland is the most railway friendly
country in the world.

Bamboo To Wear  : Silky soft bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial,
hypoallergenic, and naturally lifts moisture.

Bamboo To Build    : Steel’s tensile strength = 23,000 pounds per square inch
Bamboos tensile strength = 28,000 pounds per square inch

Simply Put : The U Value is the measure of heat flow through a material

The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient measures how well a window
blocks heat from sunlight. Which is important because an
average home may lose 30% of its energy through windows.

A wind turbine converts kinetic energy to mechanical energy.
A generator converts it to electricity.

Solar power photovoltaic systems (solar cells) independently
convert the sun’s light into electricity.

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  1. kim Says:

    Well done, great snippets of some really good info! Although I had heard most of them before, I still learned something new. My small little town in North Idaho is completely built for cars, I wish public transport were more prevalent in our American cities and towns!!

    kims last blog post..Food 4 Thought………………Thanks Stimulator!

  2. Davina Says:

    Hi Linda. I was intrigued by reading this list; especially the section about green jeans. It is amazing what technology can do. Your blog is a fabulous resource for us budding environmentalists.

    Davinas last blog post..260+3 Blog-to-Show — How Did You Choose?

  3. Linda Says:

    Hi Davina … thank you for your kind words. Good Luck in your ventures!

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Kim … Unfortunately, us living in the West have no choice but to use cars! Urbanites and big cities have the ability for public transport but may be unfeasible for the rest of us!

  5. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Linda,

    We just had a story on our local news about grocery stores and how they may start charging for plastic and paper bags. All the more reason to use a reusable one.

    Re: Bamboo. I recently experienced the touch of bamboo bath towels. They felt amazing! I wonder how they wash up.

    Barbara Swaffords last blog post..NBOTW – Blogging – No Age Requirement

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … WOW! they are charging you to sack your groceries? It really is expensive to live in your state! 🙂

    I believe they wash up just dandy! You might also want to try hemp towels. They last just as long or longer as bamboo. 😉

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